States with strict gun laws found to ...

States with strict gun laws found to have fewer shooting deaths

There are 5075 comments on the Reuters story from Mar 7, 2013, titled States with strict gun laws found to have fewer shooting deaths. In it, Reuters reports that:

States that have more laws restricting gun ownership have lower rates of death from shootings, both suicides and homicides, a study by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University found.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#5527 Jun 25, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
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NICE! Now Wall Street Government finally has someone saying they want "all" guns banned. It's one of his "liberal gods" no less!
Another teabagger with selective vision and hearing.

Get the FAUX out of your eyes and ears.

Poor teabagger.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#5528 Jun 25, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>Another teabagger with selective vision and hearing.

Get the FAUX out of your eyes and ears.

Poor teabagger.
I notice you avoided the rest of my posts directed to you.
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#5529 Jun 25, 2013
In fact, the assault weapons ban will have no significant effect either on the crime rate or on personal security. Nonetheless, it is a good idea .... Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.

Charles Krauthammer (columnist), Disarm the Citizenry. But Not Yet, Washington Post, Apr. 5, 1996 (boldface added).

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We're going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily -- given the political realities -- going to be very modest....[W]e'll have to start working again to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen the next law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we'd be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal -- total control of handguns in the United States -- is going to take time.... The first problem is to slow down the number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition-except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors-totally illegal.

Richard Harris, A Reporter at Large: Handguns, New Yorker, July 26, 1976, at 53, 58 (quoting Pete Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc.)(boldface added, italics in original).

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Rep. William L. Clay (D-St. Louis, Mo.), said the Brady Bill is "the minimum step" that Congress should take to control handguns. "We need much stricter gun control, and eventually we should bar the ownership of handguns except in a few cases," Clay said.

Robert L. Koenig, NRA-Backed Measure May Derail Brady Bill, St. Louis Post Dispatch, May 8, 1993, at 1A (boldface added).

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[Peter] Jennings: And the effect of the assault rifle ban in Stockton? The price went up, gun stores sold out and police say that fewer than 20 were turned in. Still, some people in Stockton argue you cannot measure the effect that way. They believe there's value in making a statement that the implements of violence are unacceptable in our culture.

[Stockton, California] Mayor [Barbara] Fass: I think you have to do it a step at a time and I think that is what the NRA is most concerned about, is that it will happen one very small step at a time, so that by the time people have "woken up" -- quote -- to what's happened, it's gone farther than what they feel the consensus of American citizens would be. But it does have to go one step at a time and the beginning of the banning of semi-assault military weapons, that are military weapons, not "household" weapons, is the first step."

ABC News Special, Peter Jennings Reporting: Guns, April 11, 1991, available on LEXIS, NEWS database, SCRIPT file

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"My staff and I right now are working on a comprehensive gun-control bill. We don't have all the details, but for instance, regulating the sale and purchase of bullets. Ultimately, I would like to see the manufacture and possession of handguns banned except for military and police use. But that's the endgame. And in the meantime, there are some specific things that we can do with legislation."

Evan Osnos, Bobby Rush; Democrat, U.S. House of Representatives, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 5, 1999, at C3 (quoting Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.)).

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Mr. Speaker, my bill prohibits the importation, exportation, manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer, receipt, possession, or transportation of handguns and handgun ammunition. It establishes a 6-month grace period for the turning in of handguns. It provides many exceptions for gun clubs, hunting clubs, gun collectors, and other people of that kind.

Rep. Major Owens (D-Brooklyn, N.Y.), 139 Cong. Rec. H9088 at H9094, Nov. 10, 1993.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#5530 Jun 25, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Dec.16 2012
Just like FAUX, the bible and constitution if it doesn't the teabagger narrative, leave it out.
Feinstein also said she wants and expects Barack Obama to lead on gun control from now on. "I can tell you that he is going to have a bill to lead on because as a first-day bill I'm going to introduce in the Senate and the same bill will be introduced in the House - a bill to ban ASSAULT weapons," Feinstein said. "It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession. Not retroactively but prospectively.
No one wants to ban all guns.
Feinstein is a zionist. She has a different agenda. I don't believe in traitors. I live with the laws they enact though. And I do believe in the lives of the people of Israel. Not in the empire of it.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#5531 Jun 25, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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No one wants to ban all guns.
Nonsense.
Many of your like minded friends right here have said the exact opposite. Maybe you better check with them before making ridiculous statements that defy the truth from your own side.
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#5532 Jun 25, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Dec.16 2012
Just like FAUX, the bible and constitution if it doesn't the teabagger narrative, leave it out.
Feinstein also said she wants and expects Barack Obama to lead on gun control from now on. "I can tell you that he is going to have a bill to lead on because as a first-day bill I'm going to introduce in the Senate and the same bill will be introduced in the House - a bill to ban ASSAULT weapons," Feinstein said. "It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession. Not retroactively but prospectively.
No one wants to ban all guns.
"No one wants to ban all guns."

Where in the post that I replied to was the word "ALL"...?

BTW...you're wrong with your "No one wants...."...;

Ban all guns, now
Nobody needs to have a handgun in America — period

http://metrotimes.com/columns/ban-all-guns-no...

Ex-NYC mayor: Ban all guns
'I don't believe that in our society we should have guns'

http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/ex-nyc-mayor-ban-a...

Time to ban all guns

http://nt.gmnews.com/news/2012-12-26/Columns/...

Yes, Really, Ban All the Guns

http://www.newrepublic.com/blog/plank/105337/...

Iowa lawmaker calls for retroactive gun ban, confiscation of semi-automatic weapons

http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/09/iowa-lawmak...

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#5533 Jun 25, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Guns are used to kill. What else are they good for? TELL ME, idiot.
They kill people....they kill animals....even target shooting is PRACTICE TO KILL.
So when are you going to present an intelligent argument?
ps - I think you meant that post for me, I doubt if WY-wackjob would disagree with you.
A little full of yourself I see. Stop flattering yourself goofy.
We were having a little disagreement right when you point out that you thought his post was meant for you and that I would not disagree with him.

So now you and your aliases have metamorphozed into you thinking you are me.
Just so you know, you are not me. Press the little button on the side of your bed. A nice nurse will bring you your meds and juice.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#5534 Jun 25, 2013
AnnAgain wrote:
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Ah we got us a smarty bugger here, which part of "involvement" do you need help with?
What part of "accomplice" do you need help with?

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#5535 Jun 25, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Um, it's not. What it is is a stupid, dishonest question. Par for the course with you, sadly...
There are no dishonest questions.
There are only dishonest answers. A perfect example of a dishonest answer is found right up ^there^ in your answer to his honest question.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#5536 Jun 25, 2013
One of the lines that many progressives and TV talking heads are reiterating is that no one really wants to take away Americans' guns. Senator Dianne Feinstein apparently missed that directive. She admitted as far back as 1995 that she does, indeed, wish to TAKE EVERYONE'S GUNS AWAY from them.

In a 1995 broadcast of CBS' 60 Minutes, Feinstein admitted she would love to have instituted an "outright ban" on all guns.

And you agreed.

Same damned thing.

Teabagger comprehension and reasoning, failed again.
spocko

Oakland, CA

#5537 Jun 25, 2013
hardcore truth wrote:
Yea those tough gun laws worked for the Sandy Hook shooting didn't it????? Those tough gun laws worked for the L.A. cop killing shooting didn't it????? I do not know about anyone else but I believe the statistics from the chief police departments all over the nation versus another brain washing biaest liberal universities. Apprently people like you have never left there home, but just sit down and watch the one man owned main stream media. Any honest person who has been all over the nation can tell you an armed society is a polite society. There is a huge difference in the amount of crime in liberal cities like Chicago where it is illegal to be armed. Hey at least the city is sucking the tax payers money down housing all those criminals by spanking them on the wrist and letting them back out to teach little Johnny how to sell drugs, etc. in order to create a ever evolving criminal society. Heck the liberal owned media allows rappers to promote their life style to endorse the most evil organizations in the world, the drug cartel. Who believes the main stream media is the biggest threat to civil liberties and civilization and should not be allowed to air. Lets take a vote.
So you half-retard are suggesting that laws are useless why even bother having them - if you want anarchy I'm afraid your in the wrong country!

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#5538 Jun 25, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
Representative Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican planning to seek the party’s presidential nomination, said she would stoke U.S. economic growth by cutting taxes on corporate income and capital gains and considering elimination of the minimum wage.
Does that mean EVERY teabagger wants to eliminate the minimum wage?
Does it mean she even has the votes to do so?
They recalled the Pinto and stopped manufacturing them, were all cars banned?
Poor teabaggers.
Were cars invented and designed to kill?

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#5539 Jun 25, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
<quoted text>
I notice you avoided the rest of my posts directed to you.
Well, that was back when he thought he was a perfesser, but was not sure, and the proctologist thought he was me, and the xando had no clue who he was at that moment.
Cut em some slack eh.
<chuckle>
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#5540 Jun 25, 2013
Marauder wrote:
<quoted text>
"No one wants to ban all guns."
Where in the post that I replied to was the word "ALL"...?
BTW...you're wrong with your "No one wants...."...;
Ban all guns, now
Nobody needs to have a handgun in America — period
http://metrotimes.com/columns/ban-all-guns-no...
Ex-NYC mayor: Ban all guns
'I don't believe that in our society we should have guns'
http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/ex-nyc-mayor-ban-a...
Time to ban all guns
http://nt.gmnews.com/news/2012-12-26/Columns/...
Yes, Really, Ban All the Guns
http://www.newrepublic.com/blog/plank/105337/...
Iowa lawmaker calls for retroactive gun ban, confiscation of semi-automatic weapons
http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/09/iowa-lawmak...
One of the lines that many progressives and TV talking heads are reiterating is that no one really wants to take away Americans' guns. Senator Dianne Feinstein apparently missed that directive. She admitted as far back as 1995 that she does, indeed, wish to TAKE EVERYONE'S GUNS AWAY from them.

Same damned thing. ALL - EVERYONE?
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#5541 Jun 25, 2013
It doesn't matter.

The bill didn't pass.

My weapons are safe.

No one is coming to get them.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#5542 Jun 25, 2013
spocko wrote:
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So you half-retard are suggesting that laws are useless why even bother having them - if you want anarchy I'm afraid your in the wrong country!
You lie strawman.

The ONLY claim that has been made along those lines is that laws are INEFFECTUAL in stopping crime and are ONLY written to punish thjose who disobey the law in question.
The point?
Laws do NOT stop crime, they only make it possible for society to punish those who disobey.
The associated point?
Since laws do NOT stop crime, the only option we are left to make sure that all avenues for stopping the crime in the first place, is left in the hands of those who are ALWAYS the victims in gun crime - other people and fellow citizens - to enable the "front line" people.
Crime can only be stopped at it's point of occurance. Police are strictly reactionary (after the crime has already been committed) and completely unable to stop it at the point it is happening, as a general rule. That means that the ONLY ones who even have a chance to stop a crime in it's tracks, is the potential victim, at the very moment the crime is being committed.
The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
spocko

Oakland, CA

#5543 Jun 25, 2013
Aquarius-WY wrote:
<quoted text>
You lie strawman.
The ONLY claim that has been made along those lines is that laws are INEFFECTUAL in stopping crime and are ONLY written to punish thjose who disobey the law in question.
The point?
Laws do NOT stop crime, they only make it possible for society to punish those who disobey.
The associated point?
Since laws do NOT stop crime, the only option we are left to make sure that all avenues for stopping the crime in the first place, is left in the hands of those who are ALWAYS the victims in gun crime - other people and fellow citizens - to enable the "front line" people.
Crime can only be stopped at it's point of occurance. Police are strictly reactionary (after the crime has already been committed) and completely unable to stop it at the point it is happening, as a general rule. That means that the ONLY ones who even have a chance to stop a crime in it's tracks, is the potential victim, at the very moment the crime is being committed.
The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Duh!

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#5544 Jun 25, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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A full time employee?
Yes.
Add a wife and a kid forget it.
No one should be able to be eligible for food stamps and making minimum wage.
So, now you want to shift the burden to taxpayers?
Figures, teabaggers have always been in favor of corporate welfare.
Poor teabagger.
YOU are sooooooooo clueless about the purpose of minimum wage.

Poor Free Partier

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#5545 Jun 25, 2013
I thought libbies say that the world loooovvvveeeeessssss messiah?
Apparently not in Ireland. Hahahahaa

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/06/61281-must-wa...

And this is from a socialist none the less!!

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#5546 Jun 25, 2013
Oh, and the above is not from Fox News. Gasp!

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